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comments (0) October 3rd, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

Troutrx Troutrx, member
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The cross piece of oak had a twist in the board.  The mortise and tenon are also twisted making each tenon specific for the mortisen. 
I cut these cogs by hand.  In theory they should work.  These are used to keep the quilt tight on the rack. 
This quilt fram is large enough to do a king size quilt. 
The cross piece of oak had a twist in the board.  The mortise and tenon are also twisted making each tenon specific for the mortisen.  - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The cross piece of oak had a twist in the board.  The mortise and tenon are also twisted making each tenon specific for the mortisen. 


My wife has been wanting an adjustable quilt frame for a long time.  I finally got working on it a few months ago.  I used scrap wood from left over projects.  I used walnut, maple, oak, and knotty alder.  I tried to make the entire project out of wood but eventually broke down and used 4 nuts and screws for the angle adjustment.  For the first time I mixed up a batch of hand rub polyurethane rub.  I put on 4 coats with a sanding with 400 grit paper after the 3rd coat.  It hasn't been used yet but I am hoping the hand made cogs work.  This was a real fun project. 


Design or Plan used: My own design

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